Definition of Cicada

1. Noun. Stout-bodied insect with large membranous wings; male has drum-like organs for producing a high-pitched drone.




Definition of Cicada

1. n. Any species of the genus Cicada. They are large hemipterous insects, with nearly transparent wings. The male makes a shrill sound by peculiar organs in the under side of the abdomen, consisting of a pair of stretched membranes, acted upon by powerful muscles. A noted American species (C. septendecim) is called the seventeen year locust. Another common species is the dogday cicada.

Definition of Cicada

1. Noun. any of several insects of the order Hemiptera, suborder Auchenorrhyncha, with small eyes wide apart on the head and transparent well-veined wings. ¹

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Definition of Cicada

1. a winged insect [n -DAS or -DAE]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cicada

cianciulliite
ciao
ciao for now
ciaos
cibarious
cibation
cibations
cibol
cibols
cibophobia
ciboria
ciborium
ciboriums
ciboule
ciboules
cicada (current term)
cicada killer
cicadae
cicadas
cicadellid
cicadellids
cicala
cicalas
cicale
cicatrectomy
cicatrice
cicatrices
cicatricial
cicatricial conjunctivitis
cicatricial ectropion

Literary usage of Cicada

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1. Catalogue of the Hemiptera of American North of Mexico: Excepting the by Edward Payson Van Duzee (1917)
"211, 1889, cicada. Davis and Joutel, Ent. News, xvii, p. 237, 1906, cicada. Smith and Grosbeck, Ent. News, xviii, p. 123, 1907, cicada. ..."

2. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1906)
"Anterior wing or elytron: radial cell not extending beyond middle of wing its apex less acutely pointed than in cicada; first ulnar cell long and narrow, ..."

3. Proceedings by Entomological Society of Washington (1913)
"The egg-laying habits of the periodical cicada are so well known to everyone that we are too apt to consider its injury as typical of the cicadas. ..."

4. A History of the Earth, and Animated Natureby Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving by Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving (1854)
"That animal which is called the grasshopper with us differs greatly from the cicada of antiquity ; for as our insect is active enough in hopping through the ..."

5. The Popular Science Review: A Quarterly Miscellany of Entertaining and (1877)
"The cicada, people of the pine, Making their summer life one ceaseless eong."—BYRON. THE song of the cicada * has been familiar to man from the most ancient ..."

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